Our Gap Year Programs

The gap year that lets you do it all

Experience the world like you've never seen it.

With EF Gap Year, you can learn a language, participate in service learning, and intern abroad in different locations around the world.

Choose from 21 destinations in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa, and Oceania. Return home a global citizen, ready to take on whatever your future holds in store.

Choose your adventure

How long do you want to be away? We offer three different program lengths.

EF Gap Year
25 weeks

The full global citizenship experience: language, service, and internship in one year.

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EF Gap Semester
12 weeks

Mix and match 2 custom modules in the destinations of your choice.

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Costa Rica Immersion(NEW)
8 weeks

Study Spanish and participate in service learning in tropical Costa Rica. This fall only.

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Explore our program modules

Every EF Gap is comprised of different program modules. Some give you the ability to customize your destination, while others are fixed. Learn more about these building blocks below.

  • European Immersion

    Every EF Gap Year and Semester kicks off with a two-week guided tour of Europe. You'll visit London, Amsterdam, Paris, and finish in Barcelona.

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  • Internship

    Live and intern in your choice of international cities and experience 9 to 5 working life. Available as part of EF Gap Year and Semester.

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  • Language Study

    Take an immersive language course in the city of your choice. Study Spanish, Italian, French, German, Mandarin, Korean, or Japanese. Available as part of any program.

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  • Australia / New Zealand

    Set off on the ultimate road trip in the middle of your gap year: a three-week immersion Down Under. Available as part of EF Gap Year only.

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  • Service Learning

    Collaborate with local social enterprises to support community efforts in Latin America, Africa, or Asia. Available as part of any program.

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  • EF Leadership Academy

    All EF Gap programs culminate in a week of reflection, workshops, and seminars led by experts in business and international relations.

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Explore our world-class destinations.

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Risk-free cancellation means you can book with confidence.

Our policy ensures that EF Gap Year and Costa Rica Immersion students can cancel risk-free by August 31, 2020. EF Gap Spring Semester can cancel by October 31, 2020.

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Get in touch. Speak with an EF Gap Year Consultant.

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